I cooked this for the first time yesterday--made Red Beans and Quinoa vs. Red Beans and Rice. I liked the taste but am not sure about the texture. It wasn't rice-like (as it has sometimes been called) but more like a gruel. Maybe it didn't absorb all the water needed? I'm not sure--it simmered, covered, for nearly 25 minutes (although the instructions said 10-15 minutes). Also, the instructions say that you should rinse it before cooking. I did that, but then didn't know exactly how to drain it as it is so tiny. Is there a sieve with tiny, tiny holes out there that I need to purchase?